Helmets May Not Protect Against Concussions


By Molly Clifton

Using helmets and mouthguards will help prevent facial injuries, but there's no evidence they protect against concussions.

In fact, the gear may encourage athletes to take greater risks, which lead to more injuries.

In a statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine a panel of experts said the public should be better educated to recognize the symptoms of a concussion so they can be treated promptly.

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